Life is a Passionate Adventure!

Grab a hot cup of coffee and stay for a while. This is a place to discuss life and its unexpected journeys. The main adventurer and sharer of tales is Sassy Viking Mama. I am a stay at home mama of three kids, two dogs, tribe maker, gamer, photographer, homeschooler and writer. Founder of WaterLily Nature and Nurture Homeschool! Combining love of life, necessary education and passion for a life of exploration and love. Life should be a passionate adventure and with a full family and growing tribe there is never a dull moment! Welcome to the Sassy Tribe!

There is despair all around the world. Fear of tomorrow resides within my heart.Worries over health, safety, civil liberties, and economy play in my mind to the tune of “What if?”My tools are information, (un)common sense, daily awareness, and prayers to fan the flames of hope.Hope for humanity to find decency and love.Hope for equality, […]

I have begun writing this post numerous times and I am at a loss. The thought that keeps crossing my mind is that the world is going mad. However, the reality is the world has long been mad. The virus and quarantine forced a quiet on the world that made it impossible for people to […]

A favorite childhood activity was dying Easter eggs. As a parent I was very excited when I got to introduce this activity to my children. After making that first batch for them to dye and eat. I noticed how these eggs were easier for them to peel because they could see the difference between the […]

We have been taking a different approach to the quarantine at WaterLily Nature and Nurture. The sassy tribe is focusing on bonding, simplicity, nature and play. The more we focus on bonding and exploration and the less we focus on ‘getting back to normal’ the more our anxiety drops and we create a new way […]

Mantra’s are words or sounds repeated in meditation. They are an excellent tool for self-improvement and building self-confidence. Recently, I have been introducing my children to mantras to help them accept the new reality that they live with. Today, we worked together to create some mantras to begin our day with. I have a version […]

Most Americans are overworked with schedules that do not allow for a moment of rest, play, fun or connection. We feel a sense of obligation to keep doing and that limits our ability to connect (with others, nature, etc) and truly experience life. Our society has undergone a significant shift due to the coronavirus. In […]

Each state has its own shut downs, work from home placement of non-essential personnel, school closings and social distancing mandates. Every single one of us has a list of projects, chores and so forth that we have put on the when I have time list. Now is an excellent opportunity to pull out that list […]

Creating normal during these times is important to combating the anxiety and depression of the effects on society due to coronavirus. Most Americans spend their days packed with things to do. We hurry from work to school to appointments to obligations to home and reset for the next day. Quality time is hard to get […]

Food preparation is one of my passions. I love working with individual ingredients and turning out a dish that nourish people in body, mind and spirit. Friends and family gathered around the table chatting while they eat is magic to my soul. This is a skill that I am continually working on improving. It is […]

Nature is wonderful and amazing. Aside from providing us with the resources that we need to live being in nature is wonderful for our mind, body and spirit. Being in nature is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and depression. My children and I have had a lot of conversation about what is […]